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$50 bucks for a 12" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LoggieStyle, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. LoggieStyle

    LoggieStyle Registered Member

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    $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    I need to get a new filler neck hose for the 87 gas tank I am sticking in my blazer. LMC is the only place I can find it but they list it at $49.95. Seems like a bit much to me, is there something different about this hose that I am not aware of? Could I not use a piece of radiator hose or something else I can get locally to make my own from or would the gasoline destroy it?

    I'm not usually cheap when it comes to my car but if I start spending 50 bucks on hoses I won't have anything left to finish my project.

    Thanks,

    Logan
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    I when to the parts store and they sold me a flex radiator hose. So far so good. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    The hose is gasoline resistant, and yes it is expensive. Radiator hose will work for a little while, but will deteriorate over time and fail at the most inconvienent time.

    When I replaced mine, I went to a local company that specializes in hoses, fittings, etc. for service stations, the oil field, and industrial applications. Three feet of the stuff was still around $25, but I sold what I had left over to another CK5 member.
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    metal anyone?
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    I changed mine for $12. It was the rplacement hose for gas too. Found it at a parts store local. Keep looking.
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    thanks for the replies, it seems like radiator hose will serve for a little while at least. Since I am just trying to get this project running for now I won't worry too much about the longevity. I'll just have to make a note to replace it with the proper hose once I'm done.

    Thanks again,

    Logan
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    I'll give the local auto parts stores one more round before I go with radiator hose but I've pretty much asked them all and they tell me it's a dealer part.

    Logan
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    Do it once and do it right /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    I been wondering if anyone else noticed LMC pricing is outrageous! I really like their catalog and wanted to repay them for sending it to me but when the girl (who dont know anything other that entering the order) told me $2.00 for a rubber bumper that practically everyone is selling for $0.50 I told her thanks but no thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    NAPA used to sell it by the foot. I did mine for 10.00 with clamps. And yes, LMC is high. but they have some stuff that you can't get alot of other places. Some of the other suppliers are just as high.
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    Ditto, Napa has it or can get it. It's about a dollar a foot but still alot cheaper than LMC. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    hmmm I guess I will give napa a call tomorrow, I don't think there are any NAPA stores around here but I am sure they can ship me something if they have it.

    Thanks.
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

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    metal anyone?

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    Being that the gas tank is mounted rigidly to the frame, and the filler neck is mounted rigidly to the body, that wouldn't be a good idea. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    There would be some breakage somewhere! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    I don't know what the filler neck looks like but will give it a shot.

    If it is straight just get a piece of fuel filler hose from NAPA (for about $1 per ingh!...not 1$ per foot like stated above).

    If it is all curvy go to a muffler shop and have them bend one up to fit. Than buy a foot of the fuel filler hose and clamp the ends on.
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    i bought mine at the dealership last month...

    DW
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    Used Napa about a month ago for a filler tube. If memory serves me right the cost was around $30 for a 18" universal tube.
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    As an ex-autoparts counterman for many years,i had many customers wanting to tell me where to put that filler neck hose when they heard it was 10 bucks a foot(1994 price!).Many of them said just give me a radiator hose,and i would sell them the straight radiator hose like the semi's use--it seemed to hold up okay,i have even used old radiator hose on my old k20 plow truck and its hard as stone,but hasnt cracked yet(2 years!).Many times i would sell the customer a peice of exhaust pipe or one of those elbows(metal)and use the silicone "hump hose" they use on the big rigs to join the ends at the tank and filler neck,a little more money,but the silicone hose is much longer lasting than regular hose.Its one of those "gotcha"items,its a hard job dropping a tank and you dont want it to leak when its done,but many times people are forced to comprimise safty for economy,its not right for a part to be so costly when a cheap substitute could make a much more costly disaster such as fire or explosion.I always thought 10 bucks a foot was kinda steep even back then,but shop around--prices havent changed that much! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: $50 bucks for a 12\" piece of hose. Just me or is that ridiculous?

    What you need to consider is how much will it cost when that radiater hose starts to break down and travels through your fuel pump, carb ,engine, etc.I think 50.00 would be cheap about then. Just my .02.
     

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